Hi, My name is Stephanie Freitas. I love getting to know my clients and forming a strong alliance with them so they always feel supported.
Mental Health Counselor in mamaroneck, NY
Families can benefit from therapy in a variety of situations such as: conflict, coping with significant illness, grieving a significant loss, processing divorce or separation, co-parenting and improving communication. I have worked with families for several years and there are many benefits to therapy.
Depression can look very different in different people. I have worked with depressed adults and adolescents. CBT is typically the preferred approach for treating depression although there are many approaches that can be used.
Adolescence can be a very difficulty and overwhelming time. Common issues that arise in therapy among adolescents are: self harm, self esteem, gender identity, sexual orientation, bullying, academic struggles, family problems, trauma, interpersonal struggles/relationship isuues, depression and anxiety. It is important for teens to learn skills to manage these difficulties now so that they can carry these skills into their adulthood.
My training is primarily in person-centered which is guiding the therapy around the client. It is part of my main principal in counseling, which is that the therapy needs to work for the patient.
Eclectic is really the best way to describe what I do in a typical session. I pull a little bit for different orientations and backgrounds to help you achieve your therapy goals.
It is essential to me that everyone's beliefs and value systems are understood and respected. Our cultural and religious views make up huge parts of who are and therefore to understand my clients I have to understand where they came from.